Murdered Broker Linda Stein Inspires Children's Book About Death

Last May, Linda Stein sat in her living room and told The Observer about her one grandchild: She said her own daughter had “crawled out of her crib when she was two years old and found Iggy Pop rolling a joint on the living-room floor with Paul Simon and Elton John sitting there. So for my daughter to be wrapped up in a white picket fence is the most extraordinary thing.”

A few months later, Stein was found in that 18th-floor co-op bludgeoned to death.

According to a New York magazine item today, the broker’s daughter, Samantha Stein Wells, has written a children’s book to help console her daughter Dora after the death. Found!, which happens to be illustrated by the big-ticket Brazilian pop artist Romero Britto, is now being shopped around.

“The things that are lost find this other world and are no longer worried,” Ms. Wells said. “Dora knows that she’s gone to this other place, but she still asks why we can’t call her there.”

Murdered Broker Linda Stein Inspires Children's Book About Death